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20 Best Hindu Mythological Shows Aired On Indian Television

“One still questions the actions of the warriors on the battlefield, and whether that column is averted or done differently. We always have a choice to do something either the right way or the easy way” The famous lines from Ashwatthama’s Redemption: The Rise of Dandak by Gunjan Poswal, teaches us to do our tasks and duties honestly and efficiently.

The meaning deciphered by the word ‘mythology’ is “a body or system of myths”, the stories associated with a culture, institution, or person. The Indian mythology grapples with the stories of gods, goddesses, and legends taken birth to save people from the trepidation of demons known as ‘asuras’ and leading mankind to the path of humanity, truth, and wisdom, enlightening them in capturing emancipation. Here is the list of the best Hindu mythological shows aired on Indian television that you must watch.

1) Mahabharat (1988)

Aired on: DD National


The famous Indian mythological show based on the epic story of “Mahabharata” was produced by B.R. Chopra, directed by Ravi Chopra, and written by Pandit Narendra Sharma. The show was premiered on 2 October 1988 on DD National. The title song consisted of two famous verses from the Bhagavad Gita followed by a narration by Harish Bhimani as a personification of Time, delineating the current circumstances and brightening the spiritual significance of the content of the episode. The show was the most successful Mahabharata series ever produced for television starring Nitish Bhardwaj, Mukesh Khanna, Rupa Ganguly, Gajendra Chauhan, Puneet Issar, Gufi Paintal. A total of 94 episodes were aired with the last episode on 24 June 1990 delivering the message of victory of dharma over adharma.

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2) Sampoorna Ramayan (1987)

Aired on: Doordarshan & DD National

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The world’s most famous Indian mythology was directed by Ramanand Sagar by consulting the epic holy book “the Ramayana” by 21 different writers throughout the nation. The first episode was aired on 25 Jan 1987 on DD National and Doordarshan. Starring Deepika Chikhalia, Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri, Arvind Trivedi, and Dara Singh; the show was a success completing 78 episodes with the last episode aired on 31 July 1988. As a soothing spiritual balm, Sampoorna Ramayan gives a lesson on our deep-rooted culture, traditions, and the heritage of pure ethics and principles. Here are some common characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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3) Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev (2011)

Aired on: Life OK

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The popular Hindi Mythology premiered on 18 December 2011 on Life OK, directed by Nikhil Sinha, Ismail Umarr Khan, Manish Singh, Sayish Bhargv, and Govind Aggrawal. The story is about an ascetic,  Lord Shiva, who falls in love with Sati, the granddaughter of Lord Brahma, and their relationship shapes the universe. The show starred Mohit Raina, Mouni Roy, Saurabh Raaj Jain, Puja Banerjee, and Sonarika Bhadoria delivering the message of spirituality from “The Shiv Purana” to the audience. The final episode was aired on 14 December 2014 completing a total of 820 episodes successfully.

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4) Vishnu Puran (2000)

Aired on: DD National & Zee TV

Vishnu Puran 2000

The Indian television mythological series by B.R. Chopra premiered on 23 Jan 2000. It was directed by Ravi Chopra completing 126 episodes. It is hinged on the Vishnu Puran, an ancient collection of stories about Lord Vishnu, the divine trinity of gods, who participates in epic events and delivers profound spiritual messages to his devotees through his 10 incarnations. It also includes scriptures about the legend of Dhruva, starring Nitish Bhardwaj  and Vaidehi Amrute

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5) Shri Krishna (1993)

Aired on: Doordarshan

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The popular Mythology of Indian television aired on 19 July 1993 in Doordarshan was directed by Ramanand Sagar. The episodes series is an adaptation of incidents of the life of Lord Vishnu based on the Bhagavata Puran, Bhramha Vaivarta Purana, Harivamsa, Bhagavad Gita, and the Mahabharata. In 1999, the show moved to Zee where the remaining episodes were broadcast. The show was a success completing 221 episodes starring Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, Swapnil Joshi, Deepak Deulkar, Pinky Parikh, and Reshma Modi.

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6) Suryaputra Karn (2015)

Aired on: Sony Entertainment TV

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Suryaputra means the son of Surya (the Sun). It was one of the most famous Karna names. The Indian mythology epic television series was premiered on 29 June 2015 on Sony TV. The show was produced by Siddhartha Kumar Tewary of Swastik Productions. The series trundle the journey of life of Karna, one of the greatest archers and a major character from the Mahabharata, the son of Kunti and the best friend of Duryodhana. The show completed  307 episodes starring Gautam Rhode, Pankhuri Awasthy, Saurabh Pandey, and Shalin Bhanot. The final episode aired on 7 August 2016.

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7) Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman (2015)

Aired on: Sony Entertainment television

Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman 2015

The Indian mythology is based on the story of Lord Ram’s bhakt, Hanuman was premiered on 4 May 2015 on Sony TV. The childhood and the untold story of Lord Hanuman, who possesses various virtuous qualities, is considered the destroyer of evil throughout. Hence the name Sankat Mochan is very well depicted in the series from the viewpoint of Lord Shree Krishna and Devi Rukmani. The story by Brij Mohan Pandey completed 631 episodes with the last episode aired on 21 August 2017 starring Nirbhay Wadhwa, Gagan Malik Barkha Sen, and Deblina Chatterjee.

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8) Santoshi Maa (2015)

Aired on: & TV

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The Indian television mythological series, which premiered on 20 October 2017, was produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms. The show was an amalgamation of mythology and drama. The story runs on 3 parallel tracks. The first story is about Santoshi, a devout follower of Santoshi Maa who believes that the goddess is the ultimate remedy for all desolation. The second track depicts the story of Devloka where all gods and goddesses of the universe sojourn. Debouillon Santoshi with her alliance ‘Gau Mata’ (the cow) try best to help her devotees. The third track involves Santoshi’s greedy relatives. The show completed 499 episodes starring Gray Singh, Ratan Rajput, Ayaz Ahmed, and Debina Banerjee. The last episode was aired on 20 October 2017 denoting a successful end.

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9) Karamfal Data Shani (2016)

Aired on: Colors TV

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The Indian television mythological series aired from 7 November 2016 to 9 March 2018 on Colors TV. The show was produced by Swastik Productions, created by Siddhartha Kumar, and directed by Kamal Monga, Sumit Thakur, Gurpreet Rana, and Aviraj D. The show was based on the story of Lord Shani, who faced many hardships in his childhood, known for his wraths, seeks guidance from his mentors  Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The show ran for a season completing 346 episodes starring Karthikeya Malviya, Rohit Khurana, Kunal Bakshi, Tina Datta, and Juhi Parmar. The recipient of many awards including the ITA Award for Best Child Artist and Best Director, the show became very popular among the audience.

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10) Mahakali Ant Hi Aarambh Hai (2017)

Aired on: Colors TV

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The recipient of the ITA Award for Best Television Show, the show premiered on 22 July 2017 on Colors TV. The show was created by Siddhartha Kumar Tewary and written by Vinod Sharma starring Puja Sharma, Saurabh Raaj Jain, Meghan Jadhav, Kanan Malhotra, and Nikita Sharma. The show depicts the story of Debouillon Kali, the divine protector, about her different incarnations to protect the weak. She uses her cosmic powers to destroy the evil forces that threaten the world. The final episode of this spiritual show was aired on 5 August 2018 entertaining the viewers with a total of 95 episodes.

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11) Siya Ke Ram (2015)

Aired on: Star Plus

Siya Ke Ram 2015

The Indian mythology drama epic TV was premiered on Star Plus on 16 November 2015, produced by Nikhil Sinha under the banner Triangle Film Company. The show proffered the epic Ramayana, the story of Lord Rama and Devi Sita from Sita’s perspective. The show featured Ashish Sharma, Madirakshi Mundle, and Jayaram completing 326 episodes giving the spiritual oblation to the audience, the last episode was aired on 4 November 2016.

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12) Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi- Kahani Mata Rani Ki (2019)

Aired on: Star Bharat

Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi Kahani Mata Rani Ki 2019

The Indian mythology series premiered on 30 Sept 2019 on Star Bharat and was directed by Bhagwan Yadav and created by Rashmi Sharma. It is based on the life of Maa Vaishno Devi, an amalgamation of supreme powers, a force to save mankind. The series is directed by Mallika Sahaye and Dharam Singh, featuring Puja Banerjee, Maisha Dixit, Madirakshi Mundle, Toral Rasputra, and Hrishikesh Pandey. The show has completed 149 episodes till now and apprehends positive responses from viewers overall.

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13) Vighanaharta Ganesh (2017)

Aired on: Sony Entertainment television

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The Indian mythology series, which premiered on 22 Aug 2017 on Sony TV, is a recipient of the Zee Rishtey Award and ITA Award. Vighnaharta means the ‘sentinel of tumult’. The show is produced by Abhimanyu Singh under the banner of Cantoile Entertainment, featuring Nishkarsh Dixit, Malkhan Singh, Akansha Puri, and  Rahul Sharma. Lord Ganesha is delineated as a young boy who believes in the power of scuffle, which eventually helps him succeed. Most of the stories are narrated to  Ganesha by other characters or by Ganesha himself.

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14) Radha Krishna (2018)

Aired on: Star Bharat

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An Indian mythology series, the recipient of the ITA Award for Best Mythological series, is one of the most popular shows running on Indian TV. It is hinged on the life of the divine couple Shri Krishna and  Radha Rani, created by  Siddhartha Kumar Tewary starring Sumedh Mudgalkar and Mallika Singh. It premiered on 7 October 2018 on Star Sharat. The show is also being broadcasted in Kanada, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu and has completed 460 episodes currently.

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15) Luv Kush (1989)

Aired on: DD National

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The legendary Indian mythological series created, directed, and produced by  Ramanand Sagar premiered in 1989 on DD National. It is a follow-up of Ramayan. Luv- kush series covers the last book- the Uttar Kanda- of the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana following Rama’s coronation especially focusing on his children, twins Luv and Kush. The show completed 44 episodes in total featuring Arun Govil, Deepika, Sunil Lahri, Dara Singh, Swapnil Joshi, and Mayuresh Kshetramade. Originally the show was titled Uttar Ramayan. The ending of the show left the viewers heartbroken.

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16. Mere Sai – Shraddha Aur Saburi (2017)

Aired on: Sony Entertainment Television

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Mere Sai – Shraddha Aur Saburi is a Hindi Indian television series, that premiered on Sony Entertainment Television in September 2017. This show narrates the story of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He helps many people of Shirdi village and even fulfills one’s needs. He had corrected the mistakes of many villainous and greedy people ( Kulkarni Sarkar) who hate him and his teachings. He showed them the path of Dharma and made them, devoted only to God. The show stars Tushar Dalvi in the Lead role and in total there are 727 episodes of Mere Sai.

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17. Vishwamitra (1995)

Aired on: DD National

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An Indian Hindi television series of Sage Vishwamitra which aired in 1989, was produced and directed by Dasari Narayan Rao. The story follows the character of Kshatriya King Vishwarath becoming a Brahmarishi Vishwamitra the sage after a feud with Sage Vashishtha over the divine cow Nandini. The show has its original run on DD National, consisting of 27 episodes in total. Sage Vishwamitra had a great contribution to Ramayana.

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18. Jai Ganga Maiyya (1998)

Aired on: DD National

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Jai Ganga Maiyya is a Hindi mythological drama series telecasted on DD National. The plot of the TV program is that Ganga is a living goddess born from the divine feet of Lord Vishnu preserved in the kamandal of Brahma sustained in his locks by Shiva brought to earth by Bhagirath. The lead role of Goddess Ganga was played by Reena Kapoor. There is a total of 104 episodes of this series.

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19. Mahima Shani Dev Ki (2008)

Aired on: Imagine Tv

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Lord Shani, one of the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology, is a mythological story where Shani is the God of Justice in the Hindu religion and delivers results to all, depending upon their thoughts, speech, and deeds (karma). Mahima Shani Dev Ki’s TV show breaks all the myths and misunderstandings about Lord Shani (Saturn), one of the nine heavenly objects known as Navagraha in Hindu astrology and encounters various situations that aim to dissolve all the misunderstandings surrounding his existence. The show consists of 30 episodes.

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20. Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali (2011)

Aired on: Sahara One

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Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali is an Indian Hindi mythological television series which was premiered on Sahara One in June 2011. The serial is based on the life of Hanuman, the Hindu Monkey God – Maruti, as he grow-ups in Anjana Pradesh along with his mother Anjana and father Kesari. The show is directed by Ajay Kumar and consists of 1500 episodes.

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Which are your favorite latest Hindu mythological shows on Indian tv? Let us know in the comments section!

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GAURAV KUMAR May 29, 2020 at 5:11 pm

Sampoorna Ramayan was great and fully enjoyed in lockdown 🙂🙂


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